Known for his expertise,
chosen for his care.

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MICHAEL COOPER OAM

MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, MHKCOG

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper is one of the doctors recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his service to medicine in the field of gynaecology. The award is a testament to A/Prof. Cooper’s dedication to his profession, his commitment to his patients and communities to improve women’t health and the lives of those suffering from endometriosis in all its manifestations.

About A/Prof. Michael Cooper

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper OAM is a gynaecologist in private practice in Sydney. His major interest is in the treatment of endometriosis particularly requiring advanced surgical and/or assisted reproductive techniques (IVF).

He is currently the Head of Gynaecology at both Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital. He is also an accredited doctor with Genea to provide a complete range of fertility and genetic services.

In addition to his private practice and his role as the Head of Gynaecology at RPAH and St Luke’s Hospital, A/Prof. Cooper is kept busy with regular training of specialist surgeons and students at endoscopic surgery workshops, undertaking research and speaking at national and international conferences. He initiated one of the early endoscopic training centres for gynaecologists in Australia and is part of SWEC team that provides training to specialist surgeons. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed medical journal publications and book chapters published in Australia and globally. Known for his expertise as an accredited Advanced Level Endoscopic Surgeon, A/Prof. Cooper has been an invited surgeon to many hospitals in Australia and Asia and currently operates in Hong Kong on an occasional basis.

Healthcare provider, educator, researcher.
Life changer.

He was previously a Board Member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He served as an advisor to the World Heath Organisation on research and training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery and has performed over 3000 advanced laparoscopic procedures including excision of endometriosis, hysterectomy, colposuspension, pelvic floor reconstruction and lymph node dissection.

A/Prof. Cooper’s multidisciplinary background allows him to provide a patient centred, continuing, comprehensive care that meets patients individual needs without having to transition between specialists. The continuity of care helps patient to cope better with the challenges of endometriosis and fertility treatment by reducing stress and eliminating waiting time.

With more than two decades of experience in the field adding to his already substantial surgical skills, A/Prof. Cooper has developed a multidimensional evidence-based approach to endometriosis and fertility treatment. He often encourages patients to make simple positive lifestyle changes which can assist in managing the symptoms thus, empowering them to take control and live well with endometriosis.